I almost have John chapter 7 down.
It was a little bit harder than I thought it was going to be.
There were a few mind twirlers that my brain would not except at first, but, with mad dog persistence and the grace of God, they finally clicked in.
Here it is Oct 2 and I am still smoothing out the edges of chapter 6 and chapter 7.
Some days I have no problem whatsoever, and on other days it seems like I've dropped a few brain cells.
I'm pretty excited because I am going to start on chapter 8 today. And I'm getting more and more pumped up the closer I get to chapter 11, because that will mean I will be 1/2 way through the book of John.
Getting past the eleventh chapter is going to be like turning the corner and seeing the finish line in the distance,and what was a mirage a few days ago, is now becoming reality.
The Chapters should go a bit faster after chapter eleven because they are not as long, and when I get to chapter 15, it means I can jump to 16 because I already have 15 memorized! yay!
I think when I get chapter 9 down I will be heading to the streets to see if I can practice publicly. I have already scouted a couple places that might work.
The line at the DMV in the town I live near is always backed up outside, and the wait is atrocious, so I was thinking I could recite John there. ( nothing like a captive audience )
To get used to being in public again, I could practice downtown, but the the town is small and the foot traffic is inconsistent, but I was going to utilize a poster board to advertise the recital and sort of validate my presence and that I am not just some lunatic or lone fool muttering things to the air.
Although I am a fool for Christ sake.
The whole purpose of this is to glorify God and be a witness and share the Gospel, so the sooner I get used to reciting in public with all of it distractions, noise and confusions, the more confidence I will have, and that, with greater clarity and focus.
Well, I have to get ready, I have been wandering from church to church searching for a memorization partner, but to no avail so far, they just look at me like they don't know what I am talking about. So keep me in your prayers as this is an adventure not only in memorization but in a search for like minded Christians, and most importantly to seek and save that which is lost by lifting up Jesus who will draw all men unto him.